What’s on this weekend?
Chinese New Year is a time to celebrate and be with family but go beyond the lion dances at the UK's first Chinese Arts Now Festival. Kick off Year of the Pig in style with a load of theatre, dance, music, film and live art performances happening throughout the week.
There's nae better place to celebrate Burns Night than under the cloudy winter skies - so head to Skylight in Wapping for rooftop views, ice skating, drams of Glenfiddich and live pipers.
Go off the beaten track at London's oldest Royal Park. St James's is filled with hidden historic gems such as 'The Mall' and 'Horse Guards Parade' and discover how St James's Park helped court a King's mistress.
Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to do the ‘Flying Scotsman’. Don't worry if you've got two left feet there'll be an instructor to guide you through the steps along to the traditional Ceilidh Tree band's music. Plus, it's all for charity so no excuse not to dance the night away.
The cult dumpling chain comes to the capital and it's everything you hoped for and more. It's known for its xiao long bao (soup dumplings) but there's so much more on offer, like the wontons in black vinegar and chilli oil.
Frame, the supercool gym, is turning ten. To celebrate it's taking over the east London party warehouse with mini trampolines and big tunes for ‘Rebounding Rave’.
It's an age-old Hampstead pub with a new lease of life. Do Sunday drinking the right way in good old-fashioned style with a proper roast.
Two-step your way around town on a boozy self-guided tour os swish whisky joints. Grab a free pass for elaborate £6 cocktails at upmarket bars like Black Rock and TT Liquor.
Grab your clique, don your fetchest outfit and get ready to shout along to a screening of your fave teen-flick. Don't miss the pre-film Kalteen bar eat-off and readings from a communal Burn Book. Grool.
This is what happens when art and fashion collide in this show curated by a brilliant young designer. It'll knock down walls - and you won't want them rebuilt.
Aim for a new high score at the V&A's Friday Late, which is themed around its ‘Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt’ exhibition. The evening will give you the chance to solve escape rooms, design your own video game and more.
This meta biopic of ex-US vice president Dick Cheney is a damning post-mortem of the politician’s career. Basically, it's a Dick pic.
A Marco Pierre White steakhouse in a boutique hotel. It's a great change of pace from Whitechapel's curry scene.
Venue says New express lunch menu (weekdays noon-3pm) one course £12, two for £15, three for £20. Fizzy Fridays at the bar, 5-9pm: £20/prosecco bottle.
‘Love Sonia’ is about a teenage girl’s harrowing journey of
survival in India’s sex trade. It's a devastating exposé.
Cirque du Soleil's annual stint at the Royal Albert Hall brings jaw-dropping set pieces that'll make your spine-tingle.
London's first vegan curry house is here! After two years of street trading, SpiceBox opens a permanent site this week in Walthamstow, with all food half-price til Sunday. Dig in.
London's oldest botanic garden fills with snowdrops each winter. Check out the white flowers and learn about them in talks and workshops.
Kick off Vault Festival with Edinburgh Fringe hit ‘Counting Sheep’. This spine-tingling choral music and an open invitation to dance, feast and protest. This is a real festival highlight.
Support young, emerging designers and independent fashion labels through the Wasted Chic vintage market. This east-end fashion jumble sale will guarantee some new garms for you to take home.
See costumes created for Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz in one of the locations used for Yorgos Lanthimos’s baroque drama.
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